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Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 21-25, 2016
The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service (NWS)
have declared the week of March 21-25, 2016 Severe Weather Awareness Week. The highlight of the week
will be a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 23rd, beginning at 10:00 am. This is an event to remind
Iowans that Severe weather is a part of living in our state and that understanding the risks and how to respond
to them can save lives.
EH&S will be hosting Storm Spotter Training for ISU staff and students on April 14th. Register atLearn@ISU.
Severe Weather Awareness Week Daily Topics
The focus will be
of severe thunderstorms hit Iowa each year. Did you
know severe thunderstorms can be as dangerous as
•NWS Severe Thunderstorm Fact Sheet (PDF)
•NWS Thunderstorm Brochure (PDF)
The emphasis will be on
. Over the
years, the ways to get hazardous weather warnings
have changed. Do you know how you get a warning?
•NWS Receiving Warnings Fact Sheet (PDF)
•Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
day. In 2011, over 500 people died in
the United States from tornadoes! Do you know where
the safest place is in your home or car?
Statewide Tornado Drill:
•NWS Tornado Safety Fact Sheet (PDF)
•Get Weather-Ready: Before a Tornado
•Get Weather-Ready: During a Tornado
•NWS Tornado Safety Website
day. Learn about family
safety from natural and man-made hazards
•NWS Family Preparedness Fact Sheet (PDF)
•Red Cross Ready
is the most deadly weather threat in
the United States. Never drive into a flooded area!
•NWS Flash Flood Fact Sheet (PDF)
•NWS Flood Safety Awareness Website
•NWS Floods the Awesome Power (PDF)
•American Red Cross Flood Safety
Safety info, by building
Check buildings you work in or frequent on theEH&S Building Information website
. Look for building emergency
maps and particularly, where to take shelter from severe weather.
For more information and safety tips, visit ourweather page